The Achilles tendon is the connecting tendon between the calf muscles (gastrocnemius, soleus) and the heel bone (calcaneus) which allows the heel to be lifted off the ground while walking.Read more
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints, and is common in the many joints of the foot and ankle. When arthritis occurs in your lower limbs it can cause swollen joints, stiffness or crooked toes often impacting on your mobility.Read more
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints, and is common in the many joints of the foot and ankle. When arthritis occurs in your lower limbs it can cause swollen joints, stiffness or crooked toes often impacting on your mobility...Read more
Corns & callous
The Achilles tendon is the connecting tendon between the calf muscles (gastrocnemius, soleus) and the heel bone (calcaneus) which allows the heel to be lifted off the ground while walking.
When you experience swelling or pain of this tendon, behind the ankle or at the back of your heel, you may have...
When the skin around the edge of your heel becomes too hard or thick (callused), cracks can appear in the skin on your foot or heel. These can deepen and become painful or bleed carrying a risk of infection.Read more
Diabetes & feet
People with diabetes may not realise that the condition can impact on the health of their feet. But it is important that people with diabetes regularly have their feet assessed by a podiatrist to maintain optimal foot health.Read more
People with flat feet do not have an arch while standing. Flat feet are normal in most infants and young children because we do not develop an arch in standing until around age six.Read more
Onychomycosis (or fungal nails) is caused when a fungal infection gets into your toenail through cracks in or underneath the nail. A fungal infection can make the toenail change in colour or get thicker often making the nails more difficult to cut.Read more
Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot, connecting the heel bone to your toes. It can become strained or damaged resulting in pain often experienced in the heel or mid-arch area of the foot.Read more
A toenail can become ingrown when the corner of the nail grows into the surrounding skin. This can be caused by incorrect cutting of the toenails, wearing shoes that are too small or after injury to the toenail such as dropping a heavy object on it.Read more
Compression or irritation of the nerves in between the bones in your toes can result in a Neuroma. This is most commonly caused by wearing pointed or high heeled shoes but other conditions such as bunions, flat or flexible feet can also result in a neuroma.Read more
At Glen Waverley Foot Clinic, we utilise a number of different types of orthotics with varying levels of customisation and price points to ensure the most appropriate device is prescribed for your feet.Read more
If your child is experiencing heel pain, and perhaps has recently experienced a growth spurt, they may have a condition called Sever’s disease. This is particularly common in active children who engage in a lot of sporting activity.Read more
Shin splints or shin pain is experienced along the front of your lower leg, or in the muscles running alongside your tibia. Shin pain may be caused by a sports injury, over use injury or from excessive pronation.Read more
Tinea pedis or Athlete’s Foot is a common and contagious skin disease that can cause:
• flaking, and sometimes
• blistering of the affected areas.
This can be very irritating, or even painful and for people with the condition.
Turf toe is the common term used to describe a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint. It is often caused by hyperextension (or bending backwards) of the toe, generally during sporting activity or other high impact movement such as jamming the toe.Read more
Plantar warts are a viral infection of the skin and can occur in both adults and children. The virus causes a cauliflower looking type lesion on your foot that can be quite painful, and are often mistaken for corns. They are contagious and often painful. Our podiatrists may use a variety of modalities to treat the warts, including a new ground breaking method call SWIFT Microwave Therapy. Please view our page specific to this amazing treatment option.Read more